General Rehabilitation

Overcoming a range of medical challenges
Kessler Institute provides high-level care and services to individuals with general rehabilitation needs, including physical weakness, neuromuscular disorders, muscle tissue disease, pulmonary conditions, burns and pain management.
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The Kessler difference

Where a person goes for treatment can make all the difference in their recovery. Studies* show that those treated in a specialized rehabilitation hospital – like Kessler Institute – have greater improvement, fewer complications and return home sooner than patients at nursing facilities. We provide the comprehensive program of medical, nursing and therapy care that can make all the difference in your recovery.

*Assessment of Patient Outcomes of Rehabilitative Care Provided in Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) and After Discharge. Dobson DaVanzo & Associates, LLC. 2014.

  • At Kessler Institute, we draw on the expertise of an experienced team of medical rehabilitation specialists to address the range of physical and functional issues you face following injury, joint replacement or other bone-related conditions.

    This interdisciplinary team is led by a physiatrist, a physician board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Your team also includes rehabilitation nurses; physical, occupational, speech, respiratory and recreation therapists; psychologists and neuropsychologists; dietitians; case managers; and other clinical and support staff as needed.

  • Treatment is tailored to your specific medical, physical and functional needs and goals to help:

    • Restore physical abilities
    • Build strength and endurance
    • Minimize pain
    • Improve balance and mobility
    • Enhance skills to perform daily activities
    • Avoid complications
    • Optimize independence
  • To help you return to life at home, work, school and/or the community, Kessler offers an unparalleled continuum of inpatient through outpatient care. You can build on the gains made during your inpatient stay by participating in Kessler’s outpatient programs, conveniently offered at our four hospital campuses and more than 95 Kessler Rehabilitation Center locations throughout the state.
  • Kessler rehabilitation patients generally have greater improvement during their stay and a higher level of independence upon discharge than individuals treated in other rehab settings*.

    *Source: 2019

Tricia Bertoldo Walking
Our patients say it best
Tricia’s story
“I needed to get back to ‘me’ and knew Kessler could help me do that. They were the silver lining in my very gray cloud.”

Your progress. Our program.

It’s important to remember that recovery takes time. Each patient is different and your stay with us will depend on your diagnosis, your rehabilitation needs and goals, and the progress you make each day.

For more than 75 years, Kessler Institute has pioneered the field of medical rehabilitation. Today, we continue to provide the advanced care and innovative treatment. Our hands-on therapies and proven technologies help you regain strength, restore skills and mobility and rebuild your life.

Each year, more than 7,000 patients and their families choose Kessler Institute for inpatient rehabilitation.

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General rehabilitation
“One of the many things that makes me proud to be part of Kessler Institute is our ability to treat the often-complex medical, physical and functional needs of diverse patient populations. It’s that level of experience and expertise that continues to raise the standard of care across our four hospital campuses, and throughout our field.” - Monifa Brooks, M.D., senior medical officer

How can we help you? 

We will work closely with you, your family, physician and/or the referring hospital to ensure a smooth transition to Kessler Institute for your rehabilitation.